Blood test results

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Hi guys,

I was diagnosed with having gallstones in January this year and have since been deciding whether to have my gallbladder out as I have had abdominal pain, itching and changes in bowel movements.

I had some follow up blood work done to rule out any liver problems. All liver function tests came back fine but in my full blood count my mchc level was slightly over 352 (normal: 300-350).

Does anyone have any experience with these tests or know the significance of the mchc level?

Any thoughts would be appreciated.

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    Hi I had a scan and they found a large gall stone, I suffer with itching but there is no blocked bile duct, I have high alt levels, I'm currently waiting to see a specialist. I'm hoping the itching is solved by having my gall bladder removed. The itching is triggered by certain foods, alcohol, exercise, heat,. It drives me mad I've had it for over 6 years. How about you?
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      Me too, I saw the specialist and he told me to remove the gallbladder but I'm undecided. Just worried it's part of a bigger problem as I don't get the violent attacks which people mention on here, just a dull ache under right rib sometimes. The itching is definitely annoying tho and I could easily carry on if it wasn't for the itching.
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    Some one else on here posted about itching, last week I think it was.  I used to have really bad itching.  I think sometimes it can be to do with the bowel movement issues - if you're not going enough the toxins in your body then effect things.  Just a guess on my part, but that's what I felt like.  The itching has stopped since the gallbladder was removed so I think the two things are connected.  Bliming annoying.
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    The itching is my chest and upper back area.
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